Showing posts with label Non-baseball. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Non-baseball. Show all posts

Monday, February 4, 2008

Yanks News and Notes

A few short points with ten days till pitchers and catchers report:
That is all.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Santana Deal Done

UPDATE: Santana Passed Physical

Johan Santana is now officially a Met. The extension is for six years and $137.5 million. He was given a $7 million bonus to his $13.25 million deal for this year. So in total it is seven years and $150.75 million, or an annual payment of $21.5 million. I've said it before and I'll say it again, that is a hell of a lot of money for a pitcher. Yeah, they're important, but they play once every five days. Santana will be thirty-six at the end of the deal, and those last few years could make the Mets regret this trade. Especially considering the players it would take to get him, I'm glad the Yankees didn't make this deal. It simply wasn't worth it to them. As Pete Abraham pointed out, with the luxury tax, they would be paying him $28 million per year. It makes a lot more sense for the Mets and I think this is a good deal for them. So congratulations Mets, your are now the fourth best team in baseball.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

LeBron To Release Yankee Shoe

LeBron James is set to unveil his new shoe, which will pay tribute to the Yankees:
Dominated by the team's traditional blue-and-white color scheme, the Air
Zoom LeBron V shoe features New York's famed pinstripes as well as James' No.
23, the number worn by popular Yan
kees first baseman Don Mattingly.
Also, under the tongue are the words "Le-Bron Ja-Mes. Clap. Clap. Clap Clap Clap," a nod to the cheer New York fans reserve for their beloved Yankees, and on the
strap is the phrase: "Fresh for '08. Suckers!"

I'm not really sure why LeBron is going to such lengths to show his Yankee fandom, but I guess this is pretty cool.


Heres a Picture of it from ESPN


Sunday, January 20, 2008

I Think My Head's Gonna Explode

I cannot even begin to understand how the New York Giants are playing in the Super Bowl. The New York Giants. The team with Eli Manning at quarterback. Eli Manning! You see, I was under the impression that the New York Football Giants were a mediocre football team. I wasn't surprised that they beat the Bucs. I was surprised that they beat the Cowboys, but now I am dumbfounded. In case you couldn't tell, I am not a Giant fan. I am a fan of the New York Jets. I know, your condolences. Anyway Giants fans, I guess, congratulations.

On to my Superbowl predictions: The Giants will be raped. I don't mean raped as in, get killed. I mean raped as in be involuntarily sexually violated. The Patriots are scary good. As much as I hate them, they are the best team of all time. Bill Belichick is a defensive genius and Eli Manning is an offensive retard. He will be brought to tears.

Final Score: Patriots: 74 Giants: 0